There have been many outstanding graduates from the University of Georgia School of Law since the school's founding in 1859. To honor individuals who have broken the barriers of our institution's history, a curated exhibit of artifacts have been arranged in a physical display on the second and third floors of the Chester C. Davenport Rotunda in Hirsch Hall. . Items include facsimiles of archival materials such a papers, letters, and photographs as well as portraits and other objects from our special collections. This series serves as a virtual extension of the exhibit at the law school to provide more context for those featured there, and to aid in locating other resources that further illuminate their legacy.
In addition to the visual timeline you see hanging in the physical Founders Gallery space on the third floor of the Chester C. Davenport Rotunda in Hirsch Hall, shadow boxes and a display honoring Robert E. "Robbie" Robinson featuring his briefcase are also located in the gallery space on the third floor, while portraits of many of our earliest diverse graduates are located on the second floor. Below you will find a partial listing of the individuals who appear in the physical exhibit, followed by expanded digital collections of select individuals with significant content gathered from across our repository series. For a complete listing of individuals included in the physical exhibit as well as notes on the history of this effort including related research and grant funding, please visit our diversity timeline page.